Gear: Fortress’s Aluminum Anchors

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Fortress’s aluminum anchors are renowned for their unrelenting grip on the bottom, which has earned them a great reputation as storm anchors. With an eye on the small-boat market, Fortress has packaged two of its anchors together with chain and nylon rode in what it calls a Complete Anchoring System. The FX-7 model weighs just 4lb and is suitable for boats up to 27ft, while the 7lb FX-11 is recommended for boats up to 32ft. Each comes packaged with 15ft of chain spliced to 250ft of 3/8in three-strand nylon, and a shackle to join the rode to the anchor. One of the great things about the

Fortress is that it can be taken apart for storage until it’s needed.

$349 (FX-7); $389 (FX-11). Fortress Marine Anchors, fortressanchors.com

August 2017

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